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Pithia-EM

Supported by CERN, create digital twins of Superconducting Magnets with FEAC’s world class Boundary Element Method (BEM) solution.

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Industries using Pithia-EM

  • Nuclear
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Rail and Transportation
  • Industrial
  • Research

About Pithia-EM

Pithia-EM is a Boundary Element Method (BEM) solution, that simulate the behavior of superconducting magnets. These simulations help in understanding the behavior of the superconducting material and its magnetic field, in various conditions and configurations. They can be used to optimize the design and predict the performance of superconducting magnets, including their stability, cooling requirements, and sensitivity to external magnetic fields and current changes. The simulations can also be used for testing and optimizing superconducting magnet systems for various applications, such as medical imaging, particle accelerators, and fusion energy research.

Use Pithia-EM to

Numerical Modeling in Superconducting Magnet Design

Numerical modeling allows engineers to simulate and analyze various design options, identify potential issues, and make necessary adjustments before the physical prototype is built. Parameters investigated during superconducting magnet design include geometrical features, the field of application, environment, function and material properties.

The high magnetic field is an exciting cutting-edge technology full of challenges and essential for many significant discoveries in science and technology.

CERN Technology

The Knowledge Transfer group at CERN aims to engage with experts in science, technology and industry in order to create opportunities for the transfer of CERN’s technology and know-how. FEAC is proud to be one of the few companies supported by the CERN Knowledge Transfer group, in the category “Industry 4.0”. Read more here

Pithia-EM features

  • Icon of ear listeningElectromagnetic Simulations
  • Icon of turbineMeshless Fragile Points Method (FPM)
  • Icon of layered materialsField Harmonics
  • Icon of layered materialsLorentz Forces
  • Icon of layered materialsVector & Scalar Potentials

More about BEM

Top-class Accelerated BEM solver

PITHIA’s solver offers unprecedented capabilities to the user over the competition:

1. Based on the accelerated Boundary Element Method, it is capable of solving complex models corresponding to more than 1 million DoF (Degrees of Freedom). This reduces the need for simplifications and modelling assumptions. Instead, it increases the confidence & accuracy of the computed results.
2. By implementing innovative numerical techniques, it offers drastically faster solution times.
3. It minimizes computer hardware requirements.

Solve fast & accurate, with less hardware demands

PITHIA-CP drives innovation in Digital Twins of Cathodic Protection systems and provides unprecedented capabilities compared to the competition.

Why BEM (Boundary Element Method)?

The dominant competing solution is the Finite Element Method (FEM), which generally is very well implemented but has certain limitations in problems dealing with infinite/semi-infinite domains. The method has significantly higher computational requirements, making it unsuitable for e.g. acoustic, vibration wave propagation in soil and electromagnetic problems. PITHIA is based on the Boundary Element Method (BEM), the main advantage of which is the reduction of the dimensionality of the problem. This means that only the boundaries of the problem is required to be discretized in contrast with the FEM where the volume of the e.g. sea, soil or water must be discretized. Thus, the model preparation in PITHIA is significant simpler. Additionally, it well-known that the Boundary Element method offer unprecedented accuracy compared to the Finite Element Method.

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